School feasibility study and Neighbourhood Plan update
One outcome of the September 2017 Extraordinary Parish Council meeting on the issue of the Neighbourhood Plan and the proposal for a new school was the commissioning of a feasibility study to look at options regarding the current school site and buildings (see Governors’ Newsletter Autumn 2017). This project, funded by the Parish Council and the Diocese of Oxford, was awarded to Oxford-based company Original Field of Architecture, and is well under way, with several meetings taking place throughout the spring term. The study’s recommendations will be shared with the school community during the summer term.
In the meantime, discussions have continued with the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group about amendments to the wording of the Plan prior to its submission to South Oxfordshire District Council. The school is included in the Plan as a ‘strategic project’, which recognises the challenges school faces and raises the possibility of it receiving a proportion of the Community Infrastructure Levy generated through new housing. The Steering Group has taken on board feedback made on behalf of the school, and we are hopeful that the iteration of the Plan submitted to SODC will actively promote the school as a key element of Goring’s community. The school governors would like to thank everyone who responded to the draft Neighbourhood Plan consultation in support of the school.
Dear Parents and Carers
On 9th June 2017 the school governors in conjunction with the Diocese of Oxford submitted a full proposal for a new school site and building to the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.
The covering letter and proposal are available below as is the presentation to parents and carers which took place in February 2017.
We hope that you can take the time to look through the proposal. If you have any questions please speak to any of the governors or email firstname.lastname@example.org